18 persons reportedly killed due to under construction ceiling collapse in Muradnagar

18 killed, over 20 injured in roof collapse at crematorium in Ghaziabad's Muradnagar

A pall of gloom has descended on  Muradnagar in Ghaziabad district following   18 people were reported killed and 20 others sustained injuries following collapse of a roof of a shelter at a crematorium on Sunday afternoon. The roof collapsed when several people, who came to the cemetery to perform the last rites of their kin, had taken shelter underneath it amid heavy downpour, said the Dainik Jagran. Many trapped under the rubble were rescued and rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment. Initial report said more than 100 relatives and locals were present at the crematorium to perform the last rites of one Dayaram, a resident of Dayanand Colony. A team of National Disaster Response Force was rushed to the spot to conduct the rescue and relief operations. Several people are still feared trapped under the rubble at the time of filing this story. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of the incident and asked the district officials to submit a report of the incident. The Chief Minister has assured of all possible help to those affected by the incident. ANI said CM Yogi Adityanath has instructed district officials to conduct relief operations and submit a report of the incident. He also assured all l possible help to the affected people. Image courtesy:Dainik Jagaran

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